Piombaia Rosso di Montalcino 2018
The estate was founded in the 50s, by the Rossi - Cantini family. Today Francesco Cantini is the wine maker here, and it was his passion for sustainability that made the estate convert to biodynamics in 2009. The estate has 210 hectares of land, with the best 12 hectares being dedicated to vineyards. They are also a working farm, so the rest is planted with olive groves and cereal crops. These 12 hectares are further divided into single hectare plots, so that each plot can be managed and harvested separately. The vineyards are situated at 400- 600 metres of altitude, which is pretty high for Montalcino, and gives the wines an elegant freshness which we love.
Brunello's little brother, which can be a bit meh. This one however is very good, full of personality and without any of the astringency Rosso can sometimes show. Crunchy redcurrant and cherry aromas and a vibrant, refreshing fruit core. A touch of herbal sage and rosemary adds extra complexity.